Gary recycled a Tears For Fears hit and got a Xmas #1!

Gary Jules is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover of Mad World by Tears For Fears. It became the UK Christmas number one single in ’03.

Following the worldwide success, Gary Jules kept selling his own CDs on CD Baby as well as the song being released through a record label.

CD Baby made Gary some serious cash out of this mad world and gave the aspiring artist a hot tip – Don’t sign the first contract you see!


Mad World – Chords & Guitar Lessons

Mad World is a piano ballad in Dorian that in this arrangement has been adopted to just one acoustic guitar.

All chords are from the key of D major, however, D is not the home chord, Em is. This is why it’s “in Dorian” where we call chord II home.

Go to Mad World – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Mad World – Lyrics

All around me are familiar faces,
worn out places, worn out faces.
Bright and early for their daily races,
going nowhere, going nowhere.

Go to Mad World – Lyrics.

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